THE Retreat held on to their lead in the singles table in the Braintree Open Darts League with a dominant display at Eagle A.

Having won the pairs 2-1 before a defeat in the triples, the Retreat took the opening two singles to open a slight match advantage.

Barry Old's win in the third levelled things up for Eagle, however, the Retreat took the remaining four games to secure singles and match points.

There was better news for Eagle B, though, as, after losing the pairs to Notley Sports and drawing the triples, they won the opening three singles.

Notley came back with wins for Graham Chinnery and Stewart Thorogood in the next two but with Andy Cook and Alex Chandler winning the final games, the Eagle had the singles and match won.

Horse and Groom's 2-1 win in the pairs followed by a win in the triples and an opening singles victory put them in a strong overall position against Bocking Club.

Wins for Mark Worster and Tash Whitfield, edged Groom closer to match victory, but Bocking had Keith Sturman, Phil Watkins and Maz Tucker winning before the last game was conceded to them as they collected the singles points.

Braintree Football Club lost the pairs and triples, but hit back by claiming the first four singles games against Wethersfield Club.

Emma Totman's win in the fifth put Wethersfield just one win away from overall match victory, which was sewn up by a win for Paul Bragg in the final game.

Cressing A lost 2-1 in the pairs against visiting the Swiss Bell, but fought back with a victory in the triples.

Tony Holland's opening singles win levelled the match and it stayed equal with honours shared in the next two games, but the status quo didn't continue as Cressing took the remaining four games for singles and match honours.

Legends went down 2-1 in the pairs against Cressing B but with a win in the triples and wins in the opening two singles, they had the match lead.

Cressing came back with wins in the next two but Legends took the remaining games.

Alex Chandler, Barry Lynn, Ernie Holden and Steve O'Neil hit 180s and high out shots were recorded by Lynn Kelly 120, Mark Compton 114, Hayden Acott 111 and Steve O'Neil 100.